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Michael C. Riddle

Estate planning Attorney at The Woodlands, TX

5.0   3 reviews

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    40%
    For most people, estate planning involves the preparation of a will, durable power of attorney, medical power of attorney, and physician’s directive, a declaration of guardian, and an appointment of agent to control the disposition of remains.

  2. Probate
    40%
    The attorneys at Riddle & Associates PC work with clients every day helping them create an estate plan that will ensure the proper distribution of assets. With over 20 years of experience, our firm provides dependable, trustworthy legal services.

  3. Trusts
    10%
    A trust will help your family avoid probate court proceedings after your death, which will save them money, time and worry.

  4. Wills and living wills
    10%
    A properly drafted Will offers you financial protection and it offers your family peace of mind. This is the most effective method of settling the affairs of your estate.

Michael C. Riddle began his practice of law as a gift and estate tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service. He graduated from the University of Houston Law School in 1972 and in 1991 became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Estate Planning and Probate. Mike Riddle has been a guest speaker for the White House Conference on Aging and he spoke before the International Association of Financial Planners in Washington, D.C. He has been guest speaker for 24 years on Christian radio station KHCB 105.7. He is the Managing Partner of Riddle & Akiens, LLP and has been practicing law in Harris County and surrounding counties for almost 30 years. He is the Parlamentarian and Chair of the Finance Committee of the Harris County Republican Party. Mike has three grown children and lives in the Tomball area. He is a member of Champion Forest Baptist Church, where he serves as a Sunday school teacher. Mike is married to former Texas State representative Debbie Riddle.

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Licensed for 49 years
State TX
Status Eligible to Practice in Texas
Acquired 1973
Updated 10/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Riddle & Associates, P.C.
8777 West Rayford Road
The Woodlands, TX, 77389

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Posted by Rubi | January 11, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Estate plannning
Mr. Riddle made us feel comfortable and the fact the he fears the Lord is what made the transaction more pleasant.
Posted by Ray | March 3, 2017
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Helpful Estate Planning Attorney
My wife has children from a prior marriage and so do I. We were concerned about what happens if one of us dies and so we consulted with Mike Riddle. We went in to the meeting hoping to get some good ideas because we were concerned about keeping our relationships with the step kids positive after the death of one of us. In addition, my wife and I operate a small business and we knew that would be another complication. We have now have a solid estate plan in place and my concerns for the future of our family have subsided. Thank you Mike for your help and we were pleased with your staff as well. Also appreciate the flat fee because we were nervous about the cost.
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Posted by Donald | February 10, 2015
Mike Riddle is an Outstanding Lawyer
Several years ago, Mike Riddle helped my father settle my grandmother's estate. The probate of her estate progressed smoothly and efficiently. In addition, Mr. Riddle helped my father keep the beneficiaries informed throughout the probate process. When my wife and I decided to work on our estate planning, we visited with Mike Riddle and he prepared our estate plan. We have minor children and were concerned for their well-being. He made wise recommendations and encouraged us to consider augmenting our life insurance coverage, both to provide for the children and to protect our insurability. Mike Riddle and the members of his staff have been serving probate and estate planning clients for many years. Not only are they very capable, but they are warm, friendly, and helpful.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 90 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Riddle & Associates, P.C.
  • 1980 - Present
  • Attorney in Development Office
  • Southwestern University
  • 1975 - 1979
  • Attorney
  • Internal Revenue Service
  • 1972 - 1975

Education

  • University of Houston Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • University of Houston
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1969

Legal Cases

  • Estate of Smith v. Commissioner
  • Estate tax deduction sustained
  • Estate of Dailey v. Commissioner
  • FLP valuation discounts sustained

Associations

  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • Board Certified in Estate Planning and Probate
  • 1993 - Present
  • Houston Northwest Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
  • Attorneys in Tax and Probate
  • Member
  • 1973 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2015
  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Lawyers for the People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2013
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2011
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2011
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2010
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2010
  • Five Star Wealth Manager
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2008
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2007
  • Top Lawyers
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2006
  • Lawyers for the People
  • H Texas Magazine
  • 2005
  • Board Certified - Estate Planning and Probate Law
  • Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • 1991
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Publications

  • National Business Institute
  • Intestacy and Closing the Estate
  • 2008
  • Houston Business and Tax Law Journal
  • Choice of Business Entity in Texas
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • National Business Institute Seminar
  • Intestacy and Closing the Estate
  • 2008
  • ASWA/AWSCPA Joint Conference
  • The Future of Family Limited Partnerships in Estate Planning
  • 2006
  • 2003 Accounting Expo
  • Choice of Business Entity in Texas
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (4)
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Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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The Woodlands Estate planning Lawyer Michael C. Riddle
Michael C. Riddle
Estate planning Attorney
The Woodlands, TX
Licensed for 49 years
Free Consultation